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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 22, 2010 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Athea Rose and Ring Lee O! Say it ain't so!

Hey, WT, Melanie was smokin' in the day. She had a video for some song about, "Lay down the Napalm (?)" (I think "Candle" was in the title somewhere.) Anyway, my older brother had that "brand new rollerskate..." on 45rpm. Guess none of us should have been shocked when he became a hair-band afficionado in the mid-80's (when he was old enough to have known better!)

My first album was a K.C. and the Sunshine Band. The white one with the rainbow-type thingee across the cover. It was like $4.98 at G.C. Murphy's. I think "Shake your Booty" was the big hit off of it. Except for couple-skating to Elton John and Kiki Dee, that song was always the highlight of the afterschool skate party. (The alternative to skating was to stay home and watch Helen Hunt jump out a window while high on angel dust. (Do they still make PCP?))

Wonder if mom still has my forest green or maroon Tuf n' Rufs somewhere? I know she still has my black glasses (think Ernie from "My Three Sons").


TOOTMO the Cool (obviously)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Athea Rose and Ring Lee O! Say it ain't so!

Oh, yes, I dimly remember the "Candle" song. I was really into Melanie when I was ten or eleven. I also remember liking the "Some people say I've done all right for a girl ..." line.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Athea Rose and Ring Lee O! Say it ain't so!

Napalm? Now, THAT'S a great mishearing!

The song is Lay Down (Candles in the Rain). Thanks for reminding me; you've inspired me to start a new thread :-)

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 23, 2010 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Athea Rose and Ring Lee O! Say it ain't so!

Heh heh heh. Don't 'spect she'd appreciate my misinterpretation, considering:

Little sisters of the sun
Lit candles in the rain
Fed the world on oats and raisins
Candles in the rain
Lit the fire to the soul who never knew it's friend
Meher Baba lives again
Candles in the rain
To be there was to remember
So lay it down again
Oh, lay it down
lay it down, lay it down again
Men can live as brothers
Candles in the rain

(copied exactly from the album liner notes)
chorus*
lay down lay down, let it all down
let your white birds smile up at the
ones who stand and frown
lay down lay down, let it all down
let your white birds smile up at the
ones who stand and frown*
we were so close, there was no room

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/lay-down-candles-in-the-rain-lyrics-melanie.html ]

we bled inside each others wounds
we all had caught the same disease
and we all sang the songs of peace
chorus
so raise the candles high cause if you
don't we could stay black against the night
oh raise them higher again and if you
do we could stay dry against the rain
chrous
we were so close there was no room
we bled inside each others wounds
we all had caught the same disease
and we all sang the songs of peace
some came to sing, some came to pray
some came to keep the dark away
so raise the candles high
cause if you don't we could stay
black against the sky
oh oh raise them higher again
and if you do we could stay dry against the rain
chorus

TOOTMO